Arsenal are currently in 5th place in the Premier League after unbelievably losing to Man United at home this weekend, and it has been great to see the teams in Champions League having tough midweek games today and tomorrow. It has been most pleasing to see Tottenham implode since the Gunners destroyed them a couple of weeks ago, despite their great form in the Champions League.
So although Arsenal lost this weekend, their performance will have given them a bit of a boost, if they can only stop making silly defensive mistakes and stop shooting straight at goalkeepers they should have no problem reaching the Top Four, which is their usual trophy at the end of the season.
The Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit is not worried about the Gunners getting their goal, in fact he doesn’t even rule out Arsenal challenging for the title this early in the season. “The Gunners showed huge passion on Saturday and they need to hold onto that mentality moving forward,” he told Paddy Power.
“The way they played with desire and offensive flair reminded me of how we used to play.
“In the second half, I saw a great Arsenal team on the pitch – they showed fantastic character and personality.”
“Arsenal will definitely make the top four if they keep that level of performance up,” he added. “They are probably out of the title picture, but anything can happen – in 1998, we were 12 points behind in February and pulled that back.
“If City lose at United and then Spurs, it could be wide open again.”
City are yet to have their blip, and we all know it happens to every team that plays in the elite European competition, especially as they progress further and face tougher opponents, so I am not going to argue with that. And of course Arsenal have the added advantage of NOT having those problems. I am certain that if we play like we did in the second half against United and buy a top, top class defender and a holding midfielder we are nailed on for Top Four.
What do you think the Gunners need to do to ensure the Wenger trophy?